Clear blue seas, unspoilt charm, historic architecture and warm Turkish hospitality are what holidays in Kalkan, on Turkey’s Turquoise coast, are all about. Curling around a historic harbour and sheltered by the impressive Taurus Mountains, Kalkan’s narrow white-washed villa and shop lined streets overlook the beautiful bay. To the east of the harbour is the resort’s main Blue-Flag beach, perfect for a day’s sunbathing or swimming. Or hop on a dolmus and discover the beautiful Kaputas Beach and the 12km long sandy Patara Beach, home to loggerhead turtles after sunset. Explore the resort’s Ottoman Greek architecture and ancient buildings or take to the water on a boat or gulet cruise, or why not try river tubing, canoeing or waterskiing – the choice is yours on a holiday in Kalkan. Pick up a bargain in one of the shops around harbour and the maze of streets, many open until midnight. In the evenings, Kalkan has a laid-back but plentiful nightlife, from a quiet drink on a rooftop terrace to Jazz bars, dancing bars and a couple of discos. Whether you’re looking for a romantic break for two, a family sunshine break or a few days away with friends, a holiday in Kalkan will tick many of the boxes on your wish-list!
Youll be spoilt for things to do during a holiday in Kalkan. The main beach is the centre of daytime life for most holidaymakers with a great choice of water sports available. Hop on a dolmus to Kaputas or Patara beaches or spend the day at one of six beachclubs around the resort. Try river canoeing on the nearby Xanthos River or river tubing on the Saklikent River. Take to the water on a boat or gulet cruise or for the more active, enjoy the jet skiing, parasailing and snorkelling on offer. Visit the loggerhead turtles on Patara Beach.
The nightlife in Kalkan is quite lowkey but nevertheless fun. Enjoy a quiet meal and drink on a rooftop terrace or listen to a gypsy band, visit a jazz or dancing bar and then finish the night at one of the two discos. Most hotels have their own entertainment programmes with Turkish nights and belly dancing.
Youll find no less than 40 restaurants to enjoy during a holiday in Kalkan with everything from traditional Turkish fare to international cuisine. Most restaurants offer an open buffet of meze, followed by fish and grilled meats, desserts and fruit. Try some traditional Turkish sweet apple tea or some strong coffee, while a glass of raki is perfect ending to your meal.
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